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Luckily there are a multitude of resources online to help aid in public safety as well as public health. Reference(Links to an external site.)-bring-spectacular-sunsets-to-texas-gulf-coast-next-week/2391700/(Links to an external site.)ReplyReply to CommentoCollapse SubdiscussionKaitlyn AlvarezKaitlyn AlvarezThursdayJul 2 at 8:43pmManage Discussion EntryI was quite shocked and certaintly heartbroken to learn of such a high increase in drownings in your area. I am wondering if the 120% surge is related to the "stay-at-home" orders and the children being out of school. When I clicked on the link provided in your reference list, I was very pleased to see how the community provided tips on how to prevent drownings. I saw that the local YMCA and another facility provided swim lessons, even at young ages. As most of us know, even our infants have the instincts to swim! I looked into the prices of these lessons, even at facilities near where I live. Unfortunately, these prices are quite steep andprobably are not feasible for most families with young kids. As a public health initiative, it would be so wonderful to see something resourceful to the community such as free swim lessons. This seems especially vital given the huge spike in drowning deaths.
ReplyReply to CommentoCollapse SubdiscussionDyanis CabreraDyanis CabreraYesterdayJul 3 at 6:36pmManage Discussion EntryHi Ashley, it is concerning that the drowning rate has increase tremendously from the prior year as COVID-19 has been prevalent and has most businesses closed which keeps families at home with children around the clock. Children have been out of school since mid March and without much to do it has led families to spend time at home trying to keep their children occupied. Being a full-time employee working from home and single mother to a young child, it is difficult to keep up with both tasks. It is a sad situation for the families to endure, but it is also important to note the importance of pool safety and how to prevent accidental drownings. ReplyReply to CommentoCollapse SubdiscussionJason CalderaJason Caldera4:47pmJul 4 at 4:47pmManage Discussion EntryDo you think the increase in the number of drownings is related to reduced things to do related to covid-19 shutdowns? I do not know how much of your county was open or closed during that time period but where I live there has certainly been in increase in outdoor recreation typeactivities do to people simply looking for something to do amid the stay athome orders.ReplyReply to CommentCollapse SubdiscussionPriscilla AriasPriscilla AriasThursdayJul 2 at 12:09pm
Manage Discussion EntryI live in Montgomery County, and there are a few articles that involve community and public health issues. The two that I read about are the recent COVID outbreaks and also an article that involves the increase in domestic violence cases. Both theses topics have been a community